Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232886-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: INTL DIV/SASLI
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

The Language Program Office is a member of the International Division, serving communities engaged in learning, teaching, and researching Less Commonly Taught Languages. The LPO is the home of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes, Project GO at UW-Madison, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, and the Regional Flagship Languages Initiatives for Hindi, Indonesian, Turkish, and Urdu. This position will manage all financial and budgeting aspects of the LPO programs, working closely with partners and stakeholders both on and off-campus. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail, as well as experience with financial, budget, and/or grant management.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree or commensurate experience/training preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated competence in budget/financial management
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Understanding of accounting/bookkeeping (theory or practice)
Excellent communication skills working with a variety of stakeholders, agencies, and partners
Ability to work as a member of a team, while also self-motivated to independently complete individual duties and meet deadlines
Strong attention to detail
Professional demeanor
Ability to maintain flexibility with shifting tasks, priorities, and deadlines
Experience with WISER preferred for tracking income and expense for various types of funding at UW
Experience with WISPER is a plus but not required

Additional Information:

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Language Programs Office and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through the UW Jobs portal online by the assured consideration date.


Anne Naparstek
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time